Release Date: 4/30/2013 8:00 PM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Contact Phone: 248-858-1048
Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson will submit written testimony to the Michigan House of Representatives Insurance Committee Thursday on why he supports protecting Oakland County families from insurance executives who are lobbying state lawmakers to change Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance. He no longer is scheduled to appear in person due to an unavoidable circumstance. Copies of his written testimony will be distributed to the media via email Thursday at a time to be determined.
Patterson will continue to press his case to protect Michigan families from changes in the state’s no-fault laws. He is scheduled to appear on the next episodes of Local 4’s FlashPoint and Tim Skubick’s Off the Record on WKAR-TV where he is expected to discuss auto no-fault insurance.
Patterson opposes proposed legislation (HB 4612) that will bankrupt families who care for loved ones living with catastrophic injuries from auto accidents, force the warehousing of auto accident victims, and perpetuate a system where insurance rates are determined in secret. Patterson, himself a catastrophic accident survivor, is not covered by Michigan’s catastrophic injury fund, and therefore will not financially benefit from keeping current laws intact.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Anderson House Office Building, 124 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing.
For further information, please contact Bill Mullan, Oakland County media and communications officer, at 248-858-1048 or 248-202-9668.